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Mirantis and FusionStorm Partner to Deliver Turnkey OpenStack Appliances

November 22, 2015

By Jodi Smith

FusionStorm becomes the latest Certified Rack Partner to provide turnkey Mirantis Unlocked Appliances to customers with non-stop support

Sunnyvale, CA — November 23, 2015 — Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today announced FusionStorm as the latest Certified Rack Partner to offer Mirantis Unlocked Appliances. These turnkey, rack-based appliances ship with Mirantis OpenStack pre-configured to run in production environments and are easy to install, deploy and operate at scale.

FusionStorm customers will be able to buy the Mirantis Unlocked Appliance for Cloud Native Applications, a pre-validated turnkey environment designed for developing and deploying cloud native applications and container-based environments at scale, and pre-integrated, delivered and supported by FusionStorm.

“Enterprises around the world are evaluating OpenStack, but for some, the barrier to entry is too high. They need a turnkey solution that will be up and running in days, and reliable support for Day 2 operations,” said Mirantis Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing, Jim Sangster. “Mirantis’ select ecosystem of Certified Rack Partners will expand OpenStack’s global footprint. We certified FusionStorm as our second rack partner because of their proven track record in delivering and supporting data center solutions to customers around the world.”

FusionStorm brings industry-leading data center, networking, communications and collaboration solutions to customers around the world, backed by comprehensive design, engineering, integration, implementation, logistics, and 24×7 support and cloud services. In 2015, FusionStorm was named to the CRN Service Provider 500 and Tech Elite 250, and honored as Dell’s “Do-More Partner of the Year” and EMC’s “VPSEX Partner of the Year.”

As part of the agreement, FusionStorm has joined the Mirantis Unlocked Partner program. Mirantis will join FusionStorm’s InfiniStack Solutions, a portfolio of IT solution stacks that combines industry-standard hardware and software-defined networking technologies.

“OpenStack is a great platform for customers looking for an open standard-based infrastructure that is highly scalable and non-proprietary. By working with Mirantis, a pure play OpenStack provider, FusionStorm can offer a full solution to our clients,” said FusionStorm Vice President, Pre-Sales and Professional Services, Core Technologies, Jim Glueck.

To learn more about Mirantis Unlocked Appliances, visit

About FusionStorm

FusionStorm is an award-winning IT solution provider with national U.S. coverage and global distribution capabilities. The company has a proven track record of success providing best-of-breed technology solutions to enterprises of all sizes, including some of the world’s largest brands. To learn more about FusionStorm’s world-class IT consulting, services and support, visit or call 800-228-8324 to speak with a representative directly.

About Mirantis

Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than on any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Mirantis is among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, and has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world, at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, NASA, Samsung and Symantec. Mirantis is venture-backed by August Capital, Ericsson, Goldman Sachs, Intel Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Siguler Guff & Co., and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

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About Mirantis

Mirantis helps organizations achieve digital self determination by giving them complete control over their strategic infrastructure. The company combines intelligent automation and cloud-native expertise for managing and operating virtual machines, containers, Kubernetes, and cloud environments. Mirantis lets platform teams deliver a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete application and operations portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source using open standard APIs.

Mirantis serves many of the world’s leading enterprises, including Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, PayPal, Societe Generale, and S&P Global. Learn more at